The storm metaphor is just too easy, but this is what I saw when I left work today, from the parking deck of American Tobacco, overlooking University Ford. Apparently, Durham has the lowest unemployment in the state of North Carolina, at just 5.8% compared to 7.9% for the state and 6.7% nationwide. Ford isn’t doing too well, however. Their December sales are down 32% from a year ago. (They actually fared better than G.M., Chrysler, BMW Toyota, and Honda).